CCH Awarded for Championing Organ and Tissue Donation
Community Hospital (CCH) was recognized by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of
Life Network) for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ and tissue
donation into quality end-of-life care in 2022/23.
was presented with the Provincial Eligible Approach Rate Award for reaching an
eligible approach rate of 100 percent, which exceeds the target of 90 percent
set by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network). The Eligible Approach
Rate award recognizes hospitals for demonstrating leading practices by
facilitating a donation discussion between Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) and eligible patients
and/or families of patients at end of life. This is Cornwall Hospital’s third
year receiving this award.
are honoured to receive the Provincial Eligible Approach Rate Award
for the third consecutive year. This recognition highlights our
ongoing commitment to
providing compassionate patient-centred care to our patients and their
families, particularly during their most challenging moments, and is a
testament to the dedication and professionalism of our entire healthcare team
in helping to facilitate these critical end of life discussions,” said Jeanette
Despatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Hospital.
is one of 44 hospitals across the province to be awarded a 2022/23 Ontario
Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) Hospital Achievement Award.
Community Hospital has made an outstanding contribution to organ and tissue
donation in Ontario and we are proud to partner with their exemplary team of
healthcare professionals throughout the year to continue this vital work,” said
Rebecca Cooper, Vice President, Ontario Renal Network and Trillium Gift of Life
Network, Ontario Health. “By ensuring that the wishes of donors are realized,
we honour their selflessness and the legacy they intend to leave behind. Every
Ontarian has the potential to save or significantly enhance a life one day by
registering at BeADonor.ca and speaking to their family about their donation
there are nearly 1,400 Ontarians in need of a life-saving organ transplant and
thousands more who are in need of life-restoring tissue transplants.
Tragically, every three days someone will die waiting for an organ, while those
awaiting valuable tissue will continue to experience a lower quality of life.
success of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario hinges on
the unwavering efforts of hospitals and healthcare professionals who work
tirelessly to ensure that Ontarians have the opportunity to help others through
the gift of life. The Hospital Achievement Awards recognize this crucial work
and the profound impact it can have on those waiting for an organ or tissue
DID YOU KNOW? One donor can save and enhance up to 80 lives through organ and tissue donation. Register to donate and speak with your family
about your wishes. Visit www.beadonor.ca to find out more.